A sweet, six-year-old orange tabby, Rudolph was the first “Pet of the Week” for 2020. But now, the lucky family who adopts Rudolph won’t need to pay the adoption fee. Starting this month, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is waiving the adoption fee for the Pet of the Week. Fees range from $75 […]

Meet Karen! RASKC is very happy to honor Karen Pilarc, one of RASKC’s longest-serving foster volunteers. Karen has contributed, on average, over 450 foster hours virtually each year since 2010, in addition the foster hours she contributed in previous years. “Karen is just amazing,” says RASKC Foster Care Coordinator Lori Mason. “For many years she has […]

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) continues to set the standard when it comes to saving animals’ lives. This year, more than 4,100 dogs, cats, and other animals in our care were adopted to new families or returned to their lost owner. Because of this amazing work, we expect to achieve another organizational milestone […]

The International Day for Managers of Volunteer Programs took place earlier this month, so it’s an apt time to give voice to RASKC Volunteer Program Manager Sarah Luthens.  Q:  How would you like to begin? A: Volunteer Program Management is an unheralded profession that I am extremely pleased to spend my working life in. It […]

RASKC is proud to take this opportunity to recognize all Veterinary Technicians, especially ours, who are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practice. Because of their commitment, we are helping pets every day.

We know these Licensed Veterinary Technicians rock, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s a quick Q&A with this soulful team.

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Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is asking for the public’s help in locating the owner of a horse picked up near Maple Valley. The gelding, which was approximately 20 years old, was found Friday morning, August 30 in the 22400 block of Sweeney Road SE, close to Cedar River Elementary School. It was […]

Fireworks are beautiful to look at, but they can be scary for our pets. The bangs and booms are hard on their sensitive hearing, and even the calmest pet can get upset by the unfamiliar loud noises. To help your pet cope with the noise from Fourth of July fireworks, and reduce the chance that […]

June is often the month when Triple Crowns are awarded. So it might be an apt time to laud RASKC volunteers who: a) actively participate in three or more RASKC roles, or b) who average three or more weekly scheduled shifts, and/or c) have contributed 300 or more foster hours so far this year. Triple […]

RASKC pet license canvasser with dog owner

Working with partner cities, staff from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) are now visiting neighborhoods on weekends to inform residents about the benefits of pet licensing and ensure that pets are properly licensed. All cats and dogs eight weeks or older in the RASKC service area are required to be licensed with King […]

Cross-posted from Pet Alliance of WA news blog February 5, 2019 — The Pet Alliance of Washington Board is pleased to announce the election of Melanie Rushforth, executive director of Northwest Spay and Neuter Center; Lisa Feder, vice president and director of shelter operations of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Dr. Gene Mueller, manager of […]